#GetSpring

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be one of the founding brands featured on the new shopping app, SPRING! SPRING has some of the best minds in shopping and retail behind it and they’ve created an entirely new way to shop from your mobile device. You can follow all of your favorite brands and see new content from them in your feed. It’s so easy to click through to buy exclusive products and limited-edition items that you will only find on SPRING, plus other great designs that you won’t want to miss. The best part? Once you’ve loaded in all of your information, all it takes is one swipe to complete your purchase. Addictive, easy and we can’t get enough. #GetSpring  -Alexis

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Excitement was at a fever pitch right before the launch last week. We were busy at CVHQ getting the Clare V. shop up and running, featuring some of our favorite picks – and exciting exclusives.

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We collaborated with CV friend and LA native Jenni Kayne on a cute canvas Wallet Clutch with a liberty stripe that was exclusive to SPRING. This special design is flying off the shelves!

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We also created this beauty! The ‘Spring Is Here’ Flat Clutch helped kick things off for the app, and we loved seeing it pop up in some of our favorite blogger’s feeds.

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How good is this shot @WeWoreWhat shared of her new CV for SPRING clutch?

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The exciting part is that there’s so much more to come, as we continue to update our shop with the CV bags you want. Click here to download SPRING and get started! #GetSpring

The Clare V. x Steven Alan Sunnies are Here!

The future is bright for Clare V., which is why we’ve teamed up with our friends at Steven Alan to create a custom collection of sunglasses just in time for Summer. This exciting collaboration is a unique reflection of both brands and Style.com got the exclusive scoop straight from Clare. From the retro shapes to the cheery colors that scream CV, they’re a really refreshing option. We had a few of our favorite ladies, Clare, Sophie and Chloe, model some of the frames, which are now available in both CV stores and on ClareV.com. Get a look at some of our favorite ways to wear them! -Alexis

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The best undone look we can imagine: Soph in the Cap Ferrat shades that no CV bag should be without.

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Clare modeled her favorite Cap Ferrats right outside CVHQ. We adore this shot of her and a few of her favorite things: iPhone, espresso, Smythson notebook and Clare V. x Steven Alan sunnies.

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Soph shows us how to wear the Nice right into Fall with a tough moto jacket and a Steven Alan button-down layered underneath.

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Chloe put on the Calais sunglasses in Tomate as soon as they hit the studio. We think they happen to pair perfectly with her CV Bonjour Tee.

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And here’s Soph again in her Cap Ferrat sunglasses with a bit of a floral backdrop for effect. Check out her Oui tee too, one of the latest styles available for sale.

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CV was shot at a cafe in NY in her bleu and rouge Cap Ferrat sunnies – so chic!

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Shop the exclusive collection now!

 

 

We’re Falling Hard For Fall

Each day as the Fall collection continues to arrive at CVHQ, we can’t help but get more and more excited about the season – it just looks that good! We wanted to show you some of our favorite styles, plus lookbook shots that’ll have you coveting these cuties. Shop them now on ClareV.com and look for an amazing assortment at both CV stores, too.  -Alexis

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This shot of Mat with her Double Dots Foldover Clutch gets us every time. The color combo feels just right for Fall and we love the way it’s styled against those rich suede tones.

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Lovely Louisa models the Buff Amalfi Silver Dots Flat Clutch, which is the perfect crossover shade to take us into Fall. We couldn’t be more thrilled that Kelly Wearstler chose this beauty as her go-to bag in this month’s issue of InStyle!

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Clare’s been carrying her Grey Suede Sandrine all over the world over the past few months – and now you can get yours, too. We love this bag for its amazingly roomy size and sleek suede exterior. How good is this grey?

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We grabbed this shot from our store of the perfect CV lineup! The Oui shirt is back in stock – and looking real good in a new 3/4 sleeve version.  And the fanny is back in a big way, especially in this Navy Nubuck Pink Spots version.

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Who doesn’t need a new tote? The Matilde Tote gets a beautiful update for Fall in navy quilted leather. You’ll want to wear this everywhere. And we think the quilted Bum Bag looks pretty cute on Chloe, too.

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The pièce de resistance, the Double Dots, looks just as good in British Tan as it does in Navy.  Lucky Editor in Chief Eva Chen loves hers too!

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And since we know you love your CV stripes, we couldn’t help but share this shot from Kate of The Fancy Pants Report and her Black and White Stripe Simple Tote. Just another favorite for Fall. This, and so much more, is all available now!

 

CV Tees Are Back!

We have been so overwhelmed by the excitement around our CV tees. The original Bonjour and Tout Va Bien styles sold out quickly but we’ve just brought back a few of our beloved designs to the site! These easy, perfect Summer styles have been popular among the ladies at CVHQ and we love seeing fans in NY, LA, and even Japan, wearing their CV tees. -Alexis

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Since she began interning with us earlier this Summer, Clare’s charming and lovely niece Sophie has become our resident model. Here she is in a cream Oui raglan tee with 3/4 sleeves and the softest feel and fit.

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This scout red style has become an instant bestseller and the perfect complement to your favorite denim. Did we mention how soft it is?

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And this navy is the perfect neutral to round out your collection – and we’ve got our eye on the cool, surf blue hue, too. Buy the CV T-Shirts here.

Get It Now: Clare V. x Paper Chase Press

We are excited to announce the launch of a special new project we did with our friends at Paper Chase Press in Los Angeles. They asked Clare to collaborate with them on their new project, an exclusive series of customizable stationery collections called Paper Cuts. -Alexis

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Lizzie, our graphic designer, created these playful postcards that all have the signature CV hand-drawn touch and classic Francophile style. She designed them to include some of our favorite French phrases including Merci, Bonjour, A Bientot and also, Keep in Touch.

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Clare’s custom cards say her name on the back, but Paper Chase allows you to personalize these designs with your own name and address to make them entirely your own. This is such a great shot of the spread on Lizzie’s desk.

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We happen to think they make the perfect topper to a CV purchase.  And did we mention the great company we’re in? There are also other amazing cards from their work with one of our favorite sites, Jean Stories, and photographer Jay Carroll.

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Each order comes with three each of all four designs (12 in total), which make the perfect set. It’s only available for a limited time, so shop the collection now!

Inside the Nolita Shop

Every week we give you an inside look at our LA and NY shops on Instagram. But what you don’t always see are the amazing CV shopgirls who run the show. We headed cross country this week to check in with Danielle, store manager of the Nolita shop on Elizabeth Street. Read on to find out more about this stylish shopgirl. -Alexis

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Name and Title: Danielle Felmlee / Nolita Store Manager (pictured above with the Sac Bretelle)

How would you describe your Summer style?
Anything goes in Summer, but I like to feel weightless. This summer I’m loving light color palettes like dusty-rose or bleached blues and naturals, anchored with interesting brass jewelry pieces. Annie Costello Brown’s jewelry (sold in both LA and NY stores) is perfect for this.
 
What’s your go-to Summer look?
Hmm…a simple throw-on dress? Stripes? Sandals? Today I have bubble shorts on and an oversized linen boatneck knit with K.Jacques sandals. It’s really all about the Sac Bretelle, though. I’m loving Clare’s new British Tan leathers. They are such a gorgeous tone of rust-brown. 
 
What’s your favorite part about working at the store?
I enjoy sharing the fun that customers have…helping them find a fun and useful bag or a gift for someone. 
 
What song do you love to have playing at the store?
I am stuck on soulful oldies like Doris Troy right now. When Casey and I work together, we take a duet on Nancy Sinatra’s “Sugar Town” at least once a day. We spice it up with Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire on occasion, and they will sometimes tolerate my neo-disco obsession. 
 
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Do you see a difference between the way LA and NY girls wear CV?
Other than NY’ers may lean more towards black or neutrals slightly more often, I’m finding that Clare V. is universally the destination for something of high quality that is fun, different, and without overt branding.
 
Any big summer plans?
I aim to enjoy the simple things this Summer including my container garden, all things slow-food related, my Boston Terrier, and bike. I usually manage at least one van-camping trip, a few NY-style beach days, and take some sort of personal-interest class. This summer it’s Spanish. 
 
Which CV bag will you be wearing all summer?
I already take one of three out the door with me each day, which is my light-weight and minimal Sac Bretelle in British Tan, my handy and roomy Kenya Bag for the beach or farmer’s market shopping, or my Tropezienne for toting around my computer and paperwork!